I am trying to describe the limit for the minimum radius of a star to first year university level students in order to describe the reason for the size of the Sun. I'm a bit confused by the critical density of the material in the star's core and how we know that the main sequence stars have no degenerate electrons.
Homework EquationsI think to find the critical density we consider de Broglie wavelength of electrons in terms of lambda = h/mv where m and v are the mass and velocity of the electrons. Any help on how to proceed using de Broglie would be great!
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